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University of Chicago Press

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  • After the Ice Ageby E. C. Pielou

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00

    The fascinating story of how a harsh terrain that resembled modern Antarctica has been transformed gradually into the forests, grasslands, and wetlands we know today. "One of the best scientific books published in the last ten years."? Ottowa Journal "A valuable new synthesis of facts and ideas about climate, geography, and life during the... more...

  • Wannabes, Goths, and Christiansby Amy C. Wilkins

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 25.00

    On college campuses and in high school halls, being white means being boring. Since whiteness is the mainstream, white kids lack a cultural identity that?s exotic or worth flaunting. To remedy this, countless white youths across the country are now joining more outré subcultures like the Black- and Puerto Rican?dominated hip-hop scene, the glamorously... more...

  • Bourgeois Dignityby Deirdre N. McCloskey

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    The big economic story of our times is not the Great Recession. It is how China and India began to embrace neoliberal ideas of economics and attributed a sense of dignity and liberty to the bourgeoisie they had denied for so long. The result was an explosion in economic growth and proof that economic change depends less on foreign trade, investment,... more...

  • The Green Eagle Scoreby Richard Stark; Dennis Lehane

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 14.00

    Here?s Parker?planning to steal the entire payroll of an Air Force base in upstate New York, with help from Marty Fusco, fresh out of the pen, and a smart aleck finance clerk named Devers. Holed up with family in a scrappy little town, the hoisters prepare for the risky job by trying to shorten the odds. But the ice is thinner than Parker likes to... more...

  • The Handleby Richard Stark; Luc Sante

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 14.00

    Parker, the ruthless antihero of Richard Stark?s eponymous mystery novels, is one of the most unforgettable characters in hardboiled noir. Lauded by critics for his taut realism, unapologetic amorality, and razor-sharp prose style?and adored by fans who turn each intoxicating page with increasing urgency?Stark is a master of crime writing, his... more...

  • The Rare Coin Scoreby Richard Stark; Luc Sante

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 14.00

    Parker, the ruthless antihero of Richard Stark?s eponymous mystery novels, is one of the most unforgettable characters in hardboiled noir. Lauded by critics for his taut realism, unapologetic amorality, and razor-sharp prose style?and adored by fans who turn each intoxicating page with increasing urgency?Stark is a master of crime writing, his books... more...

  • Mammals of South America, Volume 2by James L. Patton; Ulyses F. J. Pardiñas; Guillermo D?Elía

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 76.00

    The second installment in a planned three-volume series, this book provides the first substantive review of South American rodents published in over fifty years. Increases in the reach of field research and the variety of field survey methods, the introduction of bioinformatics, and the explosion of molecular-based genetic methodologies have all contributed... more...

  • Civic Jazzby Gregory Clark

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 25.00

    Jazz is born of collaboration, improvisation, and listening. In much the same way, the American democratic experience is rooted in the interaction of individuals. It is these two seemingly disparate, but ultimately thoroughly American, conceits that Gregory Clark examines in Civic Jazz. Melding Kenneth Burke?s concept of rhetorical communication... more...

  • Making Marie Curieby Eva Hemmungs Wirtén

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    In many ways, Marie Curie represents modern science. Her considerable lifetime achievements?the first woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize, the only woman to be awarded the Prize in two fields, and the only person to be awarded Nobel Prizes in multiple sciences?are studied by schoolchildren across the world. When, in 2009, the New Scientist carried... more...

  • Revival and Awakeningby Adam H. Becker

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Most Americans have little understanding of the relationship between religion and nationalism in the Middle East. They assume that the two are rooted fundamentally in regional history, not in the history of contact with the broader world. However, as Adam H. Becker shows in this book, Americans?through their missionaries?had a strong hand in... more...